October 21, 2013 |
Mark Ostaszewski threw for one touchdown and ran for another Saturday to send Archbishop Ryan to a 22-7 victory over Archbishop Wood in a Catholic League cross-division game at George Washington. The senior connected with Connor Golden for a 65-yard touchdown in the third quarter and ran a sneak for a 1-yard score in the fourth for Ryan (5-3). Luke Spahits scored the only touchdown, on a 48-yard run, for Wood (6-2), which entered the game ranked fifth in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer.
November 29, 2014 |
Before each game, Samir Bullock briefly steps away from his Archbishop Ryan teammates, looks upward, and says a prayer for his late father, Lee. "He was a big influence in my life," the star tailback said. "When he passed, it was really tough. But it gave me motivation to work harder and make him proud. " Bullock did just that on Thanksgiving Day, scoring three touchdowns and eclipsing the 2,000-yard rushing mark for the second straight season in sparking the visiting Raiders to a 28-20 victory over George Washington at Mickey Young Stadium.
November 23, 2012 |
Connor Golden didn't think there was anything particularly gutsy about his decision. To an outsider, though, the Archbishop Ryan punter's snap call at the line to fake a punt late in Thursday's 13-7 win at George Washington sure seemed as if it took some fortitude. Especially since he had been intercepted on a fake attempt just a few minutes early. This time, Golden hit Bobby Romano for an 11-yard completion to the Washington 30-yard line, allowing the Raiders (6-5) to continue a drive and bleed a few more precious minutes of clock.
December 18, 2014 |
YOU NEVER KNOW what the camera will find. Yesterday, after Archbishop Ryan's Austin Chabot was asked to hold a postgame pose, his smile revealed a black mouthpiece styled with painted-on white fangs. Usually, the 6-6 junior forward plays with unencumbered chompers. However, last week's gruesome injury made that impossible. "When we played Washington on Friday, a kid threw an elbow and my tooth went through my lip, right here," Chabot said, lifting his right upper lip to reveal a gnarled gash.
October 23, 1988 |
La Salle's tight end played fullback yesterday. A junior receiver filled in for a full-time defensive back. And a junior linebacker made his first varsity start, as a defensive end. In a 13-0 victory over previously unbeaten and No. 4-ranked Archbishop Ryan, the three substitutes helped put No. 6 La Salle in a very unfamiliar position - atop the Catholic League Northern Division and bound for its first postseason appearance in the 15-year history...
February 16, 1987 |
What sports-minded father would not enjoy having a successful basketball player for a son? The father of Archbishop Ryan senior lead guard Ray Ott, at least in a tongue-in-cheek manner. Ott's father, also named Ray, was a football and baseball player during his high school days at Father Judge. The elder Ott wonders why young Ray isn't partial to hitting bodies across a line of scrimmage or hitting shortstops on takeout plays at second base. The way he figures, there is nothing macho about hitting a jump shot.
September 20, 2012 |
The ball was sitting 20 yards from the goal, and Archbishop Ryan senior Miguel Rendon was laser-focused. For all intents and purposes, it seemed as if the striker with the big foot was going to take the free kick. That's what everyone - including the La Salle defense - was thinking, anyway. Instead, he laid it off to sophomore Michael Kirby, whose shot ricocheted off the far right post and into the back of the net. Kirby's goal with a little less than 31/2 minutes to play was the game-winner in Ryan's 2-1 victory over host La Salle on Wednesday in a Catholic League boys' soccer game.
November 1, 2012 |
When Brittany Robinson saw teammate Scarlett Walsh thread a ball through the Lansdale Catholic defense and into open space, she told herself it was her turn. Full of adrenaline, the Archbishop Ryan senior collected the ball, put it in the back of the net, and then fell to the ground inside the 18-yard line. She quickly got back up and celebrated with her teammates, who mobbed her, knowing hers was the goal that put the Ragdolls up, 3-1, with less than two minutes to play in the Catholic League girls' soccer final, solidifying what proved to be a 3-1 victory.
October 28, 2013 |
Though it was eliminated from Catholic League Class AAAA playoff contention earlier this month, Archbishop Ryan's football squad has done anything but play out the string. Saturday afternoon, the Raiders surprised No. 1-ranked St. Joseph's Prep, 27-14, in a league contest at George Washington, upending a top-10 squad for the second time in as many weeks. A week earlier at the same site, Ryan turned back Archbishop Wood, which came in ranked No. 5 in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer, 22-7.